Deadline for linking Aadhaar extended

Wed Dec 13 2017 17:08:34 GMT+0530 (IST)

Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing over this matter, Centre extended the December 31st deadline for linking Aadhaar to Bank Accounts, PAN and Cellphones indefinitely. A new date could be announced post the court hearing scheduled to happen Tomorrow.

Several petitions were moved in Supreme Court objecting the move of Centre making Aadhaar linkage with Bank Accounts, PAN, Cellphones and Government Schemes mandatory. Petitioners alleged it comes under breach of fundamental right to privacy. They even suspected the possibility of misusing the Aadhaar details such as finger prints and iris scans. A 5-Judge Supreme Court Bench is likely to issue an interim order.

Earlier, Central Government maintained Bank Accounts, PANs and Mobile Numbers will go invalid if they weren't linked to Aadhaar on or before December 31st, 2017. The rush in the banks kept building since few days as the deadline is approaching. But now, People will take their sweet time to link Aadhaar with Bank Accounts depending on the new deadline.